|This article is about the Imperial order; for the Space Marine organ, see Omophagea.|
The Remembrancer Order was a group of poets, journalists, imagists and writers that were sent to accompany the Imperial forces during the later years of the Great Crusade, once the Emperor had returned to Terra.
The remembrancers were tasked by the Emperor to record, for posterity, mankind's greatest triumph, the Great Crusade. However they were generally disliked by both the regular troops and the Astartes. Leman Russ, Primarch of the Space Wolves, was rumoured to have groused that all remembrancers should be given weapons if they wanted to be on the front lines.
When the Horus Heresy began, the Imperium issued the Edict of Dissolution which officially dissolved the Order of Remembrancers and removed the status they once held; though the reason for the Dissolution was kept from the former Remembrancers. Further, on the orders of Malcador, they were to be immediately sent to Terra, where they would be debriefed by his office. Later on during the Siege of Terra Dorn and Malcador agreed to restore the Remembrancer Order under Kyril Sindermann. This time, the Remembrancer's symbol was the Inquisitorial "I", representing their role as interrogators as they now interviewed subjects for historical documentation.[16b]
- Serena d'Angelus, painter — Impaled herself with the corpse of Ostian Delafour.[4a]
- Coraline Aseneca, actress — killed by the performance of the Maraviglia and possessed by a daemonette.[4b]
- Leopold Cadmus, poet — murdered by Serena d'Angelus.
- Sketina Dei, a renowned artist.[10b]
- Ostian Delafour, sculptor — Impaled by Fulgrim on the anathame through a statue of the Emperor.[4a]
- Dolvar, wrote on the history of the Thunder Warriors.[10a]
- Kallista Eris, historiographer — Died shortly before the Burning of Prospero.[5a]
- Hellic, unknown — assigned to the Word Bearers' 1,301st Expeditionary Fleet[12a]. Likely killed after the Drop Site Massacre.[12d]
- Sermis Iconialis, iterator — assigned to the Raven Guard Legion. Was later sent to Terra to be debriefed by the offices of Malcador, after the Remembrancers were disbanded during the Heresy.
- Ishaq Kadeen, imagist — assigned to the Word Bearers' 1,301st Expeditionary Fleet[12a]. Took image of Word Bearers' heresy to Adeptus Custodes led by Aquillon[12c], which led to fatal confrontation between them. Likely killed by Captain Argel Tal in retaliation after the Drop Site Massacre.[12d]
- Kaliha, imagist — assigned to the Word Bearers' 1,301st Expeditionary Fleet[12b]. Likely killed after the Drop Site Massacre.[12d]
- Mahavastu Kallimakus, documentarist - Disappeared shortly before the Burning of Prospero.[5b]
- Ignace Karkasy, poet — Killed by Maggard.
- Eurykidas DeMartos, saga-poet — attached to the World Eaters Legion. Inspired by the Conqueror's Captain Lotara Sarrin, he wrote a poem about her named, A Rose Watered By Blood. It was treated with derision by Sarrin and the World Eaters. Noted as being deceased; presumably at the hands of the World Eaters.
- Euphrati Keeler, imagist — Escaped Isstvan III aboard the Eisenstein.
- Bequa Kynska, musician — killed by daemonettes during the performance of the Maraviglia.[4b]
- Lueianna, composer — assigned to the Word Bearers' 1,301st Expeditionary Fleet[12a]. Likely killed after the Drop Site Massacre.[12d]
- Marsin, painter — assigned to the Word Bearers' 1,301st Expeditionary Fleet[12a]. Likely killed after the Drop Site Massacre.[12d]
- Loc Nasturbright, iterator assigned to the Raven Guard Legion. Was later sent to Terra to be debriefed by the offices of Malcador, after the Remembrancers were disbanded during the Heresy.
- Mersadie Oliton, documentarist — Escaped Isstvan III aboard the Eisenstein.
- Valora Reheen, a renowned artist.[10b]
- Lackland Thorn, noted Remembrancer and documentarist to the Imperial Court. He documented the Emperor's actions during the Great Crusade and hoped to do the same for Mortarion, after he had been found on Barbarus, but the Primarch refused.
- Askarid Sha, illuminator and calligraphist, partner of Solomon Voss — Killed by the Sons of Horus.
- Petronella Vivar, documentarist — Killed by Warmaster Horus.
- Kyril Sindermann - Iterator and Historian. One of the last surviving of the original Remembrancers.
- Solomon Voss, wordsmith — Executed by Rogal Dorn.
- "The Silversmith" (unnamed) — murdered by Serghar Targost.
- Hari Harr - Historian of Sindermann's renewed order.[16a]
- Ceris Gonn - Historian of Sindermann's renewed order.[16a]
In the 41st Millennium, the title of Remembrancer is still used, although how it came to be used again is unknown. These "modern" remembrancers appear to record the history of the Imperium, much like the remembrancers of the Great Crusade. However, unlike remembrancers of the Great Crusade, "modern" remembrancers do not appear to accompany Imperial armies into the field.[7b] One example of an M41-era remembrancer was Tremault, who wrote the The Accounts of the Tallarn.[7a]
- 1: Horus Rising (Novel), Part One, Chapter Three, pgs. 45-47
- 2: False Gods (Novel), Chapter 21
- 3: The Flight of the Eisenstein (Novel), [Needs Citation]
- 4: Fulgrim (Novel),[Needs Citation]
- 5: A Thousand Sons (Novel)
- 6:The Last Remembrancer (Short Story)
- 7: Desert Raiders (Novel) — Hammer of the Emperor (Omnibus)
- 8: Codex: Chaos Space Marines (4th Edition), pg. 51
- 9: Death of a Silversmith (Short Story)
- 10: The Horus Heresy Book One - Betrayal
- 11: Deliverance Lost (Novel), Chapter 10
- 12:The First Heretic (Novel)
- 13: Watchers of the Throne: The Emperor's Legion (Novel), Tieron Chapter 26
- 14: A Rose Watered with Blood (Short Story)
- 15: Lantern's Light (Short Story)
- 16: Saturnine (Novel)